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he addressed a number of topics, including a statement he put out earlier calling for a, quote, "shutdown of muslims injuring the united states." this event is about an hour. >> wow. thank you, thank you so much. we start by paying our great respect to pearl harbor. we don't want that ever happening to us again. so i want to thank everybody for
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being here. andsands of people outside, sometimes they will say, would you like to wait an hour until they come in? we can't get them in any way. we all got together, we are lucky. [cheering] >> a lot of big news today. the big one is that cnn came out with a new poll. iow, great state. , trump that -- in iowa, trump at 33%. [cheering] >> beating everybody by a lot. 16%,at 20%, carson out rubio at 11%. trump at 33%, just came out in iowa, we love iowa. by the way, a great ship named after iowa. the other big pull that came out just two days ago was the trump 36%.ll,
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i won't even mention the other numbers because they are so low. [cheering] >> when you have so many people 17, and thenad they started to drop -- bing, bing. [laughter] >> i love it, i love it. you will be losing a lot over the next little while. when someone is at zero, eventually they will drop. [laughter] >> the only problem is there is nothing to pick up. anyway, you will be seeing that. one of the things that is so important in the same poll, the big national cnn poll, on the 55%.my, trump [laughter] [applause] >> on the budget -- im really good at these things. trump 51%.et,
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everyone else -- [cheering] oh, here's one that i started and i took a lot of sort of like the one we are talking about today, i guess you heard about it. i have hurt -- taken a lot of heat on this. illegal immigration, had i not brought that up in trump tower in june when i announced that i was going to run for president -- which takes courage to run for president, believe me. all of my life i have heard, if you are a successful person, you have done a lot of deals, you can't run for president. and yet that is the kind of mindset and thinking this country needs. we are being run by people who don't know what they are doing! [cheers and applause] very sad.
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on illegal immigration, trump, 48%. that's with 15 people. everyone else, no good. on a thing called isis. isis. don't worry, we will talk a lot about isis. can you believe it? here we have generals who go on television that talk, they do all talk. a lot of military people. who is military here? i love you! speaking of it, we're going to make our military so strong, so great, nobody is ever going to mess with us again. nobody! they are never going to mess with us. in many ways, it is the cheapest thing we can do. the cheapest thing. instead of fighting these wars that we don't know what we're doing and we have leaders that are afraid to do anything, there great, so strong,
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that people -- they're not missing. and we're going to take care of our great pets, our wounded lawyers. warriors. being taken care of. we have illegal immigrants that are taking care better than our incredible veterans and it's not going happen any longer. not going to happen. not going to happen. so with isis, trump, 46%. can you imagine this with all of his characters running? up.oreign policy, trump way in theory you could say, well, maybe it's not my thing. people want to see strength and they want to see protection. they want to be protected. and that's it. i watched last night and i watched the president truly that didn't know what he was doing. he didn't -- he didn't know why
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he was there. he refuses to use the term "radical islamic terrorism." he refuses to use the term. i don't even know if he knows on. the hell is going i really don't. [applause] and then we're looking at hillary clinton. and honestly, i know hillary, it is just going to be an extension of obama, maybe worse. she's got no strength, no stamina. remember that. you don't need a president with no strength or stamina and being ripped off on trade and ripped off on obamacare, which is going to be replaced by something really good. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: when our soldiers aren't being taken care of and
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our military has never been like it is today -- one of the generals was on television, as usual, saying we are the least prepared now than any time he has ever seen it and he has been a long time, retiring. that is how we are. in the most dangerous world we ever had because of the powerful weapons, we have people that don't know -- i'm telling you, i watch these generals being interviewed. you think general george patton would have been interviewed? after total and complete victory. general douglas macarthur, they're not big for interviews. they shoot first and talk later. these guys -- and i don't think we will have to. just so you understand, bush -- [laughter] was beingsterday, he
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interviewed, he is talking about me. he was segment isis things about me. of course he said he will be elected he is at, what, 3%? no, he said some things, i said, who says that about an opponent? you don't say those things. you'll find out what he said. he said very nice things. happens,u look at what where he is upset with me because he says, the tone -- the tone of donald trump is not nice. time, we it all the have people whose heads are being chopped off in the middle east because they are christian and for other reasons and being dumped and drowned in steel cages. and we talk about my tone. hillary says the same thing. "mr. trump's tone is not nice." these people are living in a different planet, different planet. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: and remember what i said about hillary. we need somebody's who is strong and with incredible energy and incredible intelligence and all of those things. i know a lot of tough people, but they are not smart. that's no good. they are easy. we need tough. we are so far behind the eight ball in this country. go 19 train the budget they dollars. signed is going to make it $ 1 -- 21 chilean dollars. trillion dollars. who ever heard of the word? 10 years ago, there was no such word. we go $21 trillion in the very near future. we are really in trouble. we have to rebuild our country. we have to rebuild our infrastructure. we have to rebuild our military, and yet we do deals with china
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where there is a trade imbalance $400 billion in their favor. japan, they send the cars by the millions, $70 billion a year imbalance. that's like a loss. you look at mexico. we are going to build a wall. it will be a real wall. it will be a real wall. it's going to happen. it's going to happen. the people i'm dealing with, and i focus on hillary. i have to get through these 15 people. there is 15 of us. came at me strong, he went down. governor walker, and i stuck him he went down. every guy that attacks they all may, went down. we have to keep it that way, right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: lindsay graham is at zero. zero.
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[crowd booing] mr. trump: i don't get lindsay graham. i don't get him. he is little. >> we don't, either. we don't: he says, either. he is literally at you see it. zero. and he keeps talking. and he is on television all the time and he doesn't go up. he is at zero, folks. his ideas are so bad, i am more militaristic than him and i know how to win. and he doesn't. he just wants to attack. and now he sits with john mccain. it is like they are the bobs the twins. there are was sitting together. it's true. do you ever notice? sometimes i want to see him by himself and he is always in with john mccain. but you gotking it, to know what to do. with me, i was against the war in iraq.
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other great temperament. but you have to attack -- if you're going to do something, you have to know what you're doing. i said if you attack iraq and you wipe it out, a ran is going to take over the entire middle east has you're going to ruin the balance. it was so simple to me. and actually, they sent a group from the white house to see me because i got so much publicity -- so much publicity that they sent a group from the white -- i, see mr. trump, see said, fellows, you're going to have a ran takeover the middle east, and that is what is happening. and a ran as when a takeover iraq as soon as you're sitting there. either way, iraq with the second-largest oil reserves anywhere in the world. we lost thousands of lives. we wounded warriors, who i love
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them all over the place. $2 trillion. we have nothing to stop we got nothing. we got absolutely nothing. and we left. and we have a president -- shouldn't have been there, but then we should not have left the way we left. [crowd screaming] >> trump! trump! trump! [boos] that's all right.
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i don't know what she said, but that's all right. i don't know what she said, but whatever it is. treat her nicely. thank you very much. >> trump! mr. trump: all right, treat her nicely. thank you. you know, they have a system now. -- weill have four people were interrupted four times one at a couple of weeks ago and four people, one person at a time, and they will screen something and then the next day, the press will say, you have thousands of people here tonight and it will talk about three or four people -- and i case, 1 -- that person had a very weak voice. [laughter] mr. trump: what a weak voice. strange. strange.
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it's too bad. the funny thing is, i look at democrats and liberals and conservatives, republicans, and wouldn't be good for all of us if we could get together and really make our country great again? isn't that what we want to do? [applause] mr. trump: i will bet you if i spoke to that young woman that quickly -- i really think i could convince her that we are all in this together, folks. we want to have a strong country, right? -- what a good guy this is. you have been so great to me. a pastor and a great guy. he has been so great to me. i appreciate it, pastor. thank you. thank you. [applause] mr. trump: if you think about and you'll have some that can be satisfied no matter what, they're just troublemakers, etc.
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but most people aren't and they believe something. i have some very smart friends who don't agree with me, but i really believe if you're talking about making america great, we have to be strong. we have to be vigilant. and if we're not vigilant -- [crowd cheering] >> trump! trump! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa!
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mr. trump: that was the same person. i got a tell you, so far the security isn't doing a great job in your. i will tell you that. that was the same person. why don't you get her out? honestly it is inappropriate. ,security, strengthen yourself up. see, our country has this kind of security. that's the problem we have. get her out. please, thank you. treat her nicely. but she should now one person. be taken out. same person. that's one person. they let her out to give her a second chance in the same thing happens. but you would think -- you would think that everybody -- we're all in the same basket that everybody, every single person -- [crowd chanting]
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mr. trump: i have a lot of time. does everybody have a lot of time tonight? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i don't want the person to be hurt, but security is very weak. i can't believe these security people. one person. one person that we have wasted five minutes. all right, get them out. thank you. so you would think if we could get together we would be in the , same boat. last night we witnessed something that i thought was highly inappropriate.
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in fact, i tweeted, "is that all there is?" about the president's speech. i wrote something that is very alien in important probably not politically correct, but i don't care. [cheers and applause] you know, we're the situation in california very recently where somebody was making bombs in an apartment. the mother saw them stop the mother did notice anything wrong. i watched the sister being interviewed. believe me, she was lying like crazy. at the brother was wonderful guy, i didn't know, i did know." i watched the next or neighbor saying, "oh, we do not report them because we did not want to racially profile or profile." give me a break. give me a break.
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we're like the stupid country. some of the different ways. can you imagine what our great leaders of the past would have said with the kind of craft that is happening with us? they did not report them because they thought it was profiling. oh, ok. they saw bombs, they saw the pipe bombs. this wasn't to build bathroom when this bomb is this long. you have to put too many of them together for a bathroom, right? we thought, maybe, but would it not want to racially profile. oh, ok, you're innocent. or how about where the families and the girlfriends and the wives and never thing they go back with the world trade center. the worst -- worse than pearl harbor. without world trade center, they were killing us and civilians. at least while it was a dirty rotten snake attack, at least -- at least -- well, that was -- [laughter] mr. trump: think goodness he is on my side. but while it was an attack, at least it was military.
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but this was an attack on the world trade center. is, we are happened out of control. we have no idea who is coming into our country. we have no idea of they love us or hate us. -- no idea if at they want to bomb us. we have no idea what is going on. and i look at polymers. these numbers i hated to look at. and it is very, very sad. i will go after some of the numbers. 25% of those polls -- and this was for the center for security policy, very highly respected group of people, who i know, actually. this is people living in this country. 25% of those polls agree violence against americans is justified. there's muslims. 25%. in thislims living
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country -- by the way, i have friends that are muslims and their great people, but they know we have a problem. they know we have a real problem. something is going on. and we can't put up with it, folks. we can't put up with it. respected, highly number of polling groups want to be governed according to sharia. you know what sharia is. so i wrote this up. mainstream media wants to surrender the constitution. the mainstream media. these people back here, they are the worst. they are so dishonest. no, no, they are so dishonest. [cheers and applause] they're so dishonest. i had a reporter from nbc and ask like him another one i think from cvs, they actually in columbus, ohio, i headed tremendous crowd like 10,000 people. it was a love fest.
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it went on for a long time. everybody stayed until the end. i had one of the politicians who horrible debater. he made a statement that, oh, they left there for 10 minutes. the press was there. they sought. nobody says it was a lie. nobody is leaving except for the one person who was screaming. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: so we asked the press to report it was a total lie, they don't want to do it because it is nothing to do. we get the biggest crowds. they don't to show this crowd. they're not going to show all of china get in.side they have the cameras in my face. i say, and the crowd. pan the crowd. they don't show it. no, no. i say fan it and they never,
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ever do. i say, fan the crowd and then never do it. i guarantee you that young woman that just got taken out after interrupting us three times, i guarantee that cameras will be on her. i guarantee. it is disgusting. so we talk about the media. by the way, some of the media is terrific. but most of it, 70%, 75% is absolute dishonest, absolute scum. scum. they are totally dishonest. [applause] i had one the other day where i finished his speech of may said, oh, trump was interrupted and he left early. for like 45, 50 minutes. i then answered questions and itn i went -- everybody knew was false. amazingly, there is a media group that calls the media. the next day, they did the most
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pitiful story about what a lie it was from nbc. she is back there. little katie. she is back there. what a lie it was. [crowd booing] mr. trump: what a lie it was. katie couric. tot a light was from nbc have written that. it was a total lie. and they did -- i do know that a group like this, where they actually criticized the media. and they said it was a total lie. and i loved it. i loved it. i loved it. and other people pick it up. third-rate reporter, remember that. third-rate. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: the mainstream media wants to surrender our constitution and our constitutional rights. and i don't want that. i want isis to surrender. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i want isis to surrender.
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very simple. it's very simple. so here's what happened. little bit of a controversy. it is a great day because the poll numbers are through the roof. i like that. i -- is there any way we could call the election tomorrow? wouldn't you love that? now they're coming at us in full force. they're not coming at me, they're coming at all of us. because, you know, we have a noisy majority. they used to call it the quiet majority. people are fed up. they are fed up with incompetence and stupid leaders and fed up with stupid people. [applause] mr. trump: they are fed up with stupid people. where our president makes a deal for sergeant bergdahl, a dirty moroccan, no good traitor, who, think of it, they knew he was a traitor because a journal and a kernel which is the his group. six people were killed looking for him, ok yet the young -- i watch the parents on television.
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i have seen the parents. i watched the parents on television. devastated. will never be the same. they left to try and bring him back. he left. he deserted. in the old days when we were a strong country, it would be boom, gone. , that would be called desertion. now her the other day they won't even do anything to him. can you believe it? he is going to have nothing. so he left. and they treated them pretty rough. he said, "i should have done this. this isn't working out the way i thought." anyway, so we get him back. and here's the deal. we get a dirty no-good traitor, six people killed. they get five of their greatest killers that they have been after. think of it. for six years -- in fact, i hear nine years. so they get -- right now, they are out on the battlefield
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trying to kill every one of you -- trying to kill everybody, including you folks. so we get bergdahl and they get five of the killers they wanted for many years. that is the way we do it. the iran deal. we gave them $150 billion stock is called amateur night. billion.hem $150 24 days -- 24 days. we think there's something wrong? but it we have to wait, is much longer than that because there is a whole process before the clock starts ticking. so it could be forever. but the best is, where they have the right to self inspect. you doing nuclear weapons? we will inspect tomorrow. oh, no, we're not doing nuclear weapons. the persians are great negotiators. somebody would say that is profiling. trust me, they are great negotiators. horrible is a
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negotiator and obama is a horrible negotiator. horrible. horrible. these people are horrible. [applause] mr. trump: i always thought obama would be a unifier. anever thought of him as divider. i backed mccain, he lost, by the way. i don't blame him because a lot of things were happening. but i backed mccain and he lost. i backed romney and he sort of went away on vacation or something last month and he lost. and i said, this time i'm going to do it myself. were not going to lose. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and the recent fox poll that just came out has me beating hillary one-on-one. i love that. that is so important. so we put out a statement.
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we watch this and it is impossible to watch this gross incompetence that i watched last night. and we put out a statement. just a little while ago. these people are going crazy. [laughter] mr. trump: they will report it, probably. shall i read you this statement? donald j. trump is calling for -- you have to listen to this because this is pretty heavy stuff. it is common sense. remember the poll numbers, 25%, 51%. remember the poll numbers. so remember this. so listen. donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on! [cheers and applause] mr. trump: have no choice. we have no choice. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: we have no choice. according to pew research, there is a great hatred towards americans by large segments of the muslim population. most recently, a poll from center for security policy released data showing that 25% of those polled agreed that violence against americans -- these are people that are here, by the way. people that are here. not 1%. other way, 1% would be unacceptable. 1% is unacceptable. 25% of those polled agree that violence against americans here in the united states is justified. -- think of that. as part of the global jihad.
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[boos] mr. trump: they want to change your religion i don't think so. i don't think so. not going to happen. as part of the global jihad and 51% of those polled agreed that muslims in america should have the choice of being governed according to sharia. you know what sharia is. 51%. sharia authorizes -- and this is -- i mean, it's terrible. sharia authorizes such atropical -- atrocities as murder against nonbelievers who won't convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to americans, especially women. you look, especially women. tough stuff. and we have a president that
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won't even mention the term. and you're talking about numbers like this. mr. trump stated without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. where the hatred comes from and why we'll have to determine -- we have to figure it out. we can't live like this. it's going to get worse and worse. you're going to have more world trade centers. it is going to get worse and worse, folks. we can be politically correct and we can be stupid, but it is going to get worse and worse. determinere able to and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad. these are people who believe in jihad.
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they don't want on our system. they don't want our system. reason oro sense of respect for human life. they have no respect for human life. [cheers] mr. trump: that's all right. he sounds like he is very exhausted. he's tired. so they have no respect for human life. so we have to do something. now, we can be weak. we can be ineffective and we can be foolish. that's all right. i'm sure he is a nice person. i'm sure he can be reasoned with. be very gentle. whenever i'm cap, the presses, oh, he was nasty. whenever i say, "the very
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gentle," they say, he's not as strong as we thought he was. can't win. so i try and cut it down the middle. i try and cut it down the middle. be very nice. a prior to paris, which was disaster -- which, by the way, if some of the people in those places where there was absolute slaughter had guns, you wouldn't have had the carnage that you had in paris! you wouldn't have had that carnage. if they had guns, you wouldn't have had that carnage. [applause] so important a second commitment, we have to preserve and cherish it. we can't let these weak leaders diminish it. if they had guns in paris in -- five people in that room, parents and fries has probably the toughest gun laws anywhere in the world, and it was like target practice. come over here.
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boom! come over here. boom! people are sitting by the hundreds and many others are going to be dying, sitting in a hospital in many cases waiting to die. ago same thing a few days in california. no guns. we didn't have guns. the bad guys had the guns. and these young people -- and i tell the press, you have to stop calling them masterminds. these are dirty, rotten scum. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: these aren't masterminds. remember the guy in paris, i was -- the mastermind. i was watching all of the networks, i won't mention it, but some of them disgusted me. "the mastermind is on the loose." and we have kids that are watching the internet and they want to be masterminds. and then you wonder why do we lose all these kids? their young and impressionable.
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they go over and they want anchors. to join isis. and we have our anchors. i think i've got the mostly stopped. i don't hear them too much. and they say, "the young mastermind." "brilliant young man." i don't even to get a high iq. i call him, the guy in paris, the guy with the dirty filthy had. bing bing bing star shooting everybody. so the press has to be responsible. they're not being responsible because we are losing a lot of people because of the internet. we have to do something. we have to go see bill gates and a lot of different people that really understand what is happening. we have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas, closing the internet up in some way. some of you will say, "freedom of speech, freedom of speech." these are foolish people. we have a lot of polish people. we have a lot of polish people. we have got to maybe do something with the internet because they are recruiting
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people by the thousands. they're leaving our country. them with a back, we take them back. "oh, come back. where were you ?" "i was fighting for isis." go back. when they leave our country and go to fight for isis, they never come back. they never can come back. they can never come ever, ever come back. it's over. how about that? another become radicalized. they're totally radicalized. how about the woman, she was in pakistan that saudi arabia, she comes in on an engagement deal. and she radicalized the guy, probably a guy who couldn't get women. i don't know what the hell's problem -- probably the first woman he's ever had. i don't know what was going on, but he became radicalized quickly. he becomes radicalized and then they go on a spree.
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folks those days are over. , those days are over. we have to be tough and we have to be smart. we have to be vigilant. mosqueshave to look at respect mosques, but yes -- we have to look at mosques. we have no choice. web to see what is happening because something is happening in their -- man, there is anger. there is anger. and we have to go about it. we can do these people that are sitting back like in the world trade center, like some of the different things. we can't be people that knew what was going on to ask ago in california, probably for months they knew what was going on, and they didn't want to tell anybody. we can't be that. we have to be strong. when we see violations, you have to report those violations and quickly. don't worry about profiling. i promise, i will defend you from profiling. i promise. [cheers and applause]
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so when i started this whole quest, who knew it was going to turn into this? it has been an amazing thing. no matter where i go, after minutes grounds. packed. we went to dallas, 20,000 people in dallas. 25,000 people. i mean, mobile, alabama, 35,000 people. here, every time i come to south carolina, everett, go to north carolina come every time i go to iowa, new hampshire, virginia, wherever i go -- florida, we ed.e crowds that are max thousands of people outside trying to get in. usually i do a double. i go talk to them for a while. there is unbelievable love in these rooms. all the same. audience member: i love you. mr. trump: thank you. thank you. i love you, too. stand up.
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thank you. thank you. i love you, too. there is and him believable love in all of these places. oklahoma, 20,000 people standing in a park on quick notice. there is an unbelievable love and unbelievable love of the country. we want to see good things. we don't want to be bad people. we don't want to be tough and nasty. we believe in the constitution we can't let people use and abuse our rights. we can't let people kill us. they want to kill us and we can't let it happen. we just can't let it happen. and i have a friend who is is l -- who is a very, very successful man. i went to one event any came with me, with 24,000 people. this guy is a tough cookie, great financial guy, one of the guys i definitely would use to
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negotiate with japan, china. believe me, you are going to be in good shape if that happens. we won't have these characters. the whole thing -- by the way, i'm the only one who is self running my campaign. the only one. i'm the only one. [cheers and applause] i'm still finding my campaign. and these other guys, you know, they're getting millions and millions of dollars from people i know. i have one guy who wanted to give me a lot of money and i said, "honestly, i can't take it." which is for me to not take money from him a whole life i've been taking -- now i'm sort of like, what am i doing? but came in and i said, so what you going to do? i don't want your money. he said, i've got to go someplace else. they're like gamblers. i said, but you like me best. he said, i like you best, but have to go someplace else. isy want to be part -- who more than me? i gave millions. nobody knows the system better
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than me. i know from the other side. don't forget, i was the fair-haired boy. i was like the establishment. they would all come to me and oh give them money. i would write checks to whatever the max. based to say, senators, don't come to my opposite. anybody with u.s. senator, we will send you a crime pain -- campaign contribution. in the end, the people that give these lanes of dollars to these horrible, corrupt pacs. their corrupt. they totally control bush and rubio and i won't say cruz, because he is been nice to me. he has to hit me first. once he hits me, i promise you -- [laughter] mr. trump: i promise you. i have a nice to chris christie but he really hit me today post up chris christie. i don't know, he is a friend of mine. but he is not doing well in the polls and you really really hit me today. he hated this and yet he said,
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anybody -- you have to look at some of the statements from the past. and he really hit me on the whole thing with we have to stop the muslims into a finite what is going on. does that make sense, by the way? until we find out -- [applause] mr. trump: he talked about, that's an experience. the statement of an inexperienced man. a statement i made about we have to stop people that want to kill us from coming in. does that sound like a next.'s? chris, who is a friend of mine, he hit me hard. i said, i've got the them at least once. here is the story. [applause] mr. trump: the george washington bridge. you about it. how do you have breakfast with people everyday lives, closing of the largest bridge in the world, the biggest in the united states, traffic flowing during rush hour, people could not get across for 6, 7 hours. ambulances, fire trucks, they are with them all the time, the that did it.
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they never said, "hey, boss, we're closing of the george washington bridge." he totally knew about it. he's got a very from the group of people over there. i don't know, look, it is called life will stop you have to be smart in life. i would say there is less than 1% chance -- it could be, but i doubt it. he knew about it. they did mention of one of their meetings? i think that breakfast everyday or every other day. they do and say, "chris, tonight we're closing up the george washington bridge because the mayor of a certain area is against you?" they did mention a post of nobody believes it. number two. nine downgrades of the state. nine downgrades. i have property over there. the taxes -- always an expression, coming out of my ears. nine downgrades. you had christie so friendly
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with president obama during the flood. actually called and said, let me ask you, is he going to vote for obama yet though i thought it was going to vote for obama. i don't know, i think you possibly did. and romney. was very disappointed. one of the reasons i was disappointed, he called christine had dinner right after the election. if you do that to me, i would never have spoken to him again. -- if christy addenda to make i would never have spoken them again. when he talks about lack of experience, i filed papers were everyone said, well, that is unbelievable. i probably would have felt even if i didn't because i built a great, great company. tremendous cash, tremendous assets, tremendous network, very little debt. unbelievable cash flow. and i filed. herybody said, number one, won't run. and i ran. i took a deep breath and i went, let's go, to my wife. and we can done that escalator.
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hopefully, it will be a great scene because we will have turned run our country and it will be a positive note. [applause] then they said, oh, he announced. all of these talking heads, most of them who are now smart people, believe me. then they said, they went to ivy league college. so did i. most didn't, by the way, but they say, one is pray and because he wears glasses. remember perry? well,appens is they say, it is where you sign your life away. i signed. did i said, well, he won't sign his financial statement because maybe he is in his riches everyone things. then they said, and if he does, he will last for many, many delays because you're entitled to 45 day delays, delays.
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they will delay until after the election. i said, no. i filed ahead of schedule. and what happened? remember? they couldn't believe it. it was much, much better than anybody -- i built a great company. and the reason come honestly, worth billions and billions -- great cashow debt, ge flow, a big chunk of the bank of america building in san francisco, so many great things. land all over, lynn on the potomac, landoll over. in north carolina, the great piece of property. some of you know it. right in the best location. and what happens? what happens? i filed. and they said, i can't believe then they -- i can't believe it. then they said, maybe you won't do so well in the polls. people never thought i was going to run. and i told the store the other
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said to me, you know if you run, you will win, don't you? she is very smart. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i said, what do you mean? she said, if you don't run, you'll never poll well. they did these early polls. they weren't great before i announced. she said, the only way you're going to get a poll number coming after announced because nobody believes. even though they say you are running, it doesn't matter. nobody believes you are running. so i said, i'm getting these lousy early numbers. i don't want to run and find out it doesn't work. it's true. it's true. so we go down on the escalator. i took a deep breath. i'm telling you, and you know what i'm talking about, the press down there looked like the academy awards. there were so many cameras. i've never seen anything like it. the entire atrium of trump towers packed with press.
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i just said, let's go, to my wife. i took a deep breath and i went down. and i talked about lots of things. including illegal immigration. illegal immigration was such a big subject. i'm telling you, had i not brought it up -- and i took heat. i took heat like nobody has taken heat. rush limbaugh said the most incredible incoming that of ever seen a human being and door company said -- and then he doubled down a week later because i was right. is now illegal immigration one -- it is one of the biggest things. and then you have the killing of eele and the killing of jam and in california, a 66 euros veteran. female. killed.odomized and in many, many more. and they take our jobs and a lot
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of other things. so all of a sudden, everyone is saying wow! ,and the pull start. and almost from the beginning, i been at the top room almost day one. almost day [cheers and applause] one. mr. trump: the reason is, look, the reason i tell you certain things and the reason why i have -- i talk about what i've done -- a little ice getting ring. the city couldn't get a bill for eight years. they were in for like $29 and they couldn't get it done. went to the mayor new york mets , i will get it done like that. he did want to be shown up. and if it cost more than two main dollars, i will pay for it. i got it built for peanuts, got it done in performance. and we had a skating in central park. and i still run it wil. did a bigger version of
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that in the bronx. the thing has been under construction from 20 to 30 years. they couldn't get it done. i got it done in a year and it is very successful. it's what i do. and that is what we need. that is what we need in our country. i'm building on pennsylvania avenue, one of the great hotels of the world at the old post office site. i got it in the obama administration. everybody was bidding and wanted it. one of the most sought-after projects in the history of the general services. can you imagine me getting it from the obama administration? gsa, who are really professionals, they want to make sure, number one, it got built so they wanted strong financials. they also wanted a great plan. this incredible plan. the job is under budget, a head of schedule. it was going to open up in 2017, sometime during the year 2017, now it will open up probably in september 2016 record for the election on pennsylvania avenue. [applause]
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mr. trump: this is the kind of mindset, we have trillions in flames of dollars offshore. pfizer is leaving the united states. in the old days, someone would leave for south carolina or florida or someplace where the taxes are lower. they would leave for north carolina. today they leave this country for other countries, so we are now losing pfizer. we lose many of our great companies. $2.5 trillion all sure, at least. everyone believes they should come home, democrats and republicans. for three years they can't make a go because there's such gridlock. there is no leadership in washington. sowill make this country great. we have people -- and i will know,ou something, you
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somebody said something to me the other day and what i really want to do, i want to be -- it's all right. don't worry. forget it. what we want to do and what i want to do, i want to be the people's president. think of this. i don't work for any of the lobbyists. i don't work for any of these people that are leading our country in the wrong direction. thank you. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: the best thing i've seen going around and nothing i've seen more than anything else is how smart the people are. they don't believe those people in the back -- i'm telling you, they don't believe them. the people are really smart. what has given me more
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inspiration than any other single thing are the people that i've met, the incredible people of this country. we are going to make america great again. and you know what? we're going to make a greater than ever before. and i love you all will stop thank you very much. thank you very much. south carolina, great. thank you. we love you. thank you. >> c-span takes you on the road to the white house. best access to the candidates, town hall meetings, speeches, rallies, and meet and greets. we're taking your comets on
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twitter, facebook, and by phone and always, every campaign event we cover is available on our website c-span.org. >> josh earnest met with reporters earlier in the day and on the other end of pennsylvania avenue, christina marcos is following this story for the kill newspaper. she is joining us on capitol hill. thank you for being with us. let's begin with the comments made and that radio interview by speaker ryan. what did he say? >> speaker ryan said this morning that it seems congress might not quite
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